130 Laurens Street NW,
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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas
Previous Names: Rosemary Theatre, The Cinema
The Rosemary Theatre opened on January 14, 1950 with Robert Mitchum in “Holiday Affair”. Itwas the last downtown theatre to remain! Aiken had another downtown theatre, the Patricia Theatre which lasted into the 1950’s.
On February 16, 1962 it was renamed The Cinema. The Fox Drive-In and The Cinema always ran small advertisements in the Augusta papers.
On July 4th, 1965 The Cinema was playing "Yellow Rolls Royce" with Ingrid Bergman and Rex Harrison. Shows at 3:00, 5:02, 7:14, 9:26, and "In Harm’s Way" was coming soon.
On June 10, 1983 The Cinema expanded to a triple known as Cinema 1-2-3 and continued to run movies even with a Regal cinema at the mall. However, Cinema 1-2-3 was closed in April 2001, sold and torn down for its real estate value.
You can’t even tell a theatre was ever there.
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